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About CRAN’s Incoming Chair

David Andreozzi; Photo Credit © Visko Hatfield

David Andreozzi, the incoming chair of CRAN, has a small, 26-year-old architecture practice in Barrington, RI, specializing in Neo-England vernacular architecture. David, a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, is the son of a second-generation contractor. He grew up working construction sites carrying junk to the dumpster and graduated to framing, fine carpentry, bidding, running complex jobs, and furniture design/building at RISD. David continued with his education at Shope Reno Wharton in Greenwich, CT.

David spent almost two decades loathing the AIA for providing no support to residential architects. About ten years ago David was invited to get involved with CORA, the Congress of Residential Architecture, a group fighting to educate the public on the importance good design. During that time David was invited to speak at the first AIA CRAN Symposium in Chicago. As a result, David realized that an effort was ongoing to create change for residential architects from within the AIA itself. David joined CRAN soon after and became a liaison between CORA and CRAN. Since then, David has dedicated himself to changing the AIA from the inside. Currently David is spearheading CRANtv, a new series of videos intended to educate the public on the importance of hiring an architect, to help the public understand the value of the architectural process, and give the public tips on finding the most qualified architect for a project. The goal of CRANtv is to educate the public virally through the internet. All videos will be hosted on our new CRANtv YouTube channel located at

David lives in Bristol, RI, half way between Providence and Newport, where he served on the local historic district commission as chairman for years. In addition to his CRAN chairmanship, David also sits on the board of the New England Institute of Architecture and Art.

David’s big idea for 2014 is to begin to continue build CRAN from the bottom up… so if you meet him, he will likely be looking to indoctrinate you, and serve you the CRAN Kool-Aid!


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